The Resource The last maasai warrior, Frank Coates

The last maasai warrior, Frank Coates

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The last maasai warrior
Title
The last maasai warrior
Statement of responsibility
Frank Coates
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For so long as the Maasai shall exist as a people - this is the land tenure promised by the British government in their 1904 treaty with the Maasai. Seven years later the promise is broken and the leader of the Maasai warriors has just two options - to confront the whites superior power, or to bow to them and make the perilous journey to the new reserve. In the meantime he struggles to resist his forbidden desires for another man's wife. George Coll, arrives in East Africa to begin work in the new administration but finds himself in an impossible situation. Should he toe the government line and watch an innocent and previously peaceful people be unjustly thrown out of their homeland, or help them to resist? Coll also has a very personal decision to make. Hilda Wallace will share whatever life has to offer him, but can he accept knowing a ticking time bomb hangs over his head? As the Maasai gather to make their historic decision, the white settlers and government forces are determined to seize the land they need
Summary
An ancient Maasai legend tells of a child born holding a stone in its palm. The story is a warning, and now a baby is born holding a stone in not one but each of its tiny fists...In 1904, the British government promised the Maasai control of their traditional lands - for so long as they shall exist as a people. Seven years later, that promise is broken, and the Maasai must choose between war with a powerful enemy and a perilous trek to the land allocated them by the government. Ole Sadera has risen from village scapegoat to leadership of his people. Now he struggles with rapid change - and his desire for another man's wife. George Coll arrives in East Africa to face impossible choices of his own. How can he stay silent in the face of betrayal? And how can he ask the woman he loves to share an uncertain future? The Maasai gather to make their historic decision ... and an Empire holds its breath.
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334721
Cataloging source
ANL
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Coates, Frank
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Maasai (African people)
  • British
  • Australian fiction
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Label
The last maasai warrior, Frank Coates
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Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
558 p.
Isbn
9780732295653
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780732295653
Label
The last maasai warrior, Frank Coates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
558 p.
Isbn
9780732295653
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780732295653

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